Unlike recent years, former and current Detroiters are well represented in the Grammy award nominations, in an eclectic mix of categories. *Madonna is up for Best Dance Recording, Best Electronic/Dance Album and Best Long Form Music Video for "I'm Going to Tell You a Secret" from her "Confessions on a Dance Floor" album. *Singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson is up for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "Timeless Love." *Anita Baker is up for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for the single "Christmas Time Is Here." *The Temptations will be competing with Baker in the Traditional R&B Vocal Performance category for their single "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)," from their "Reflections" album. *Stevie Wonder is up for Best Pop Collaboration for "For Once In My Life," a duet with Tony Bennett. *Rapper Eminem is up for two hip-hop awards in the same category, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Smack That," with singer and producer Akon, and "Shake That" featuring Nate Dogg. *Wayne State student and a member of gospel royalty, Kierra (KiKi) Sheard, is up for a Best Contemporary R&B Gospel album for her highly successful "This Is Me." *Former Detroiter and Cass Tech grad Greg Phillinganes is up for a Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist award for his work on "Good Morning Heartache," with Chris Botti and Jill Scott. *Detroit Free Press contributor Ben Edmonds is up for an award for Best Album Notes for his work on "Pirate Radio" by the Pretenders. *Former Detroiters Jack White and Brendan Benson, who lead the Raconteurs, are nominated for Best Rock Album, and single "Steady, As She Goes" for Best Rock Performance by a Duo Or Group. *Detroit-born saxophonist Kenny Garrett are up for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group and Deborah Henson-Conant with conductor David Lockington and the Grand Rapids Symphony are up for Best Classical Crossover Album.
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